Month: February 2012

Sexual Predator Change of Address


MEDIA RELEASE

Date: February 22, 2012
Time: 3:30 PM

Sexual Predator Address Change:

In accordance with Florida Statue 775.21, this is a mandatory notification of the changing of address of a registered sexual predator in Levy County.

Jeffrey E. Lashley was arrested in 2002 for lewd and lascivious molestation on a child. Lashley was additionally arrested and convicted in 2004 for sexual battery in Levy County. In 2004, Lashley was classified as a sexual predator and failed to comply by registering with law enforcement. Lashley is now living in Cedar Key, Fl.

For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, please visit www.fdle.state.fl.us and go to the sexual data base.




Sexual Predator:

Jeffrey Earl Lashley
AKA: Dusty Lashley
5990 SW 95th Ave.
Cedar Key, Fl.
W/M, 09/11/1959



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Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell: 352-577-4218

Bronson Man Arrested On Sex Charges

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                February 8, 2012 Time:                9:45 AM   On February 8, 2012 Corporal Mike Bell arrested Timothy Ray Fields Jr. for lewd and lascivious molestation on a child.   Deputy Kevin Kink responded to a residence in Levy County in reference to sexual assault complaint.  Upon arrival the victim (Juvenile) advised that she was raped two weeks ago by Fields.  The victim stated that she did not report the crime because she was scared and the assault occurred in Fields vehicle.  The victim stated that Fields coerced her to have sex and told her that he loved her.   Corporal Bell with the Criminal Investigations Division assisted in the investigation and obtained a tape statement from Fields confessing to the crime.  Fields was arrested and transported to the Levy County Jail where he has $ 400,000 bond.   Defendant:   Timothy Ray Fields Jr. 10990 NE 60th Place Bronson, Fl. W/M, 06/13/1984       ###


Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218

Georgia Man Arrested For Aggravated Battery 7 Marijuana

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                February 6, 2012 Time:                2:15 PM   On February 5, 2012 Deputy Jason Gallup arrested Joe Benard Floyd Jr for aggravated battery and possession of marijuana.   Deputy Gallup responded to 6621 Riverside Drive Yankeetown in reference to a disturbance.  Upon arrival the victim had several lacerations to the head and was bleeding from his face and inside his mouth.  Floyd is from Georgia and he was visiting his friend the victim.  While the two drank beer at the residence the victim stated that the attacked was unprovoked.  Floyd attacked the victim with a kitchen knife and the victim sustained non life threatening injuries.  During the investigation Deputy Gallup observed in plain view marijuana and Floyd stated “Yeah I smoked some, it’s mine”.  Floyd was arrested and transported to the Levy County Jail and has a $160,000 bond.   Defendant:   Joe Benard Floyd Jr. 4446 Flint Hill Road Austell, Ga. W/M, 01/30/1952     ###            


Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218

Violent Levy County Fugitive Arrested Yuma, Arizona



MEDIA RELEASE

Date: February 6, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM

On February 1, 2012 the United States Marshals Service arrested a violent Levy County fugitive that fled to Mexico in 2002.

Stephen Ray Douglass, 62 was wanted for failing to register as a sex offender. Douglass was convicted in 1989 for brutally raping a woman in Florida. During the sexual assault, he intimidated his victim and threatened her with retaliation if the victim disclosed the crime.

Douglas served a fifteen year sentence in the Department of Corrections and was required by law to register as a sex offender for life. Douglas failed to register as a convicted sex offender and absconded in 2002 and his whereabouts were unknown. Due to Douglass not complying with State Statue a warrant was signed by Judge Joseph Smith and bond was set at $ 10,005.00.

Through a lengthy investigation the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, which Levy County deputies are members of sent a collateral lead to the US Marshals Service in Arizona. Douglass a United States citizen was living in San Luis Colorado Sonora, Mexico. US Marshals were able to coordinate Douglass’ arrest at the Port of Entry.

On February 2, 2012 Honorable David Glant signed a Levy County Capias for Douglass’ arrest and increased his bond to one million dollars. Douglas is well known by law enforcement and has been arrested for aggravated assault, battery with a weapon, aggravated battery and sex offenses.

Douglass is currently in jail in Yuma, Arizona. Included in this press release is Douglass’ residence in Mexico.

Defendant:

Stephen Ray Douglass
Sonora, Mexico
W/M, 10/13/1950
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Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell: 352-577-4218

Registered Sexual Predator in Levy County

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                February 6, 2012 Time:                11:10 AM   Sexual Predator Address Change:   In accordance with Florida Statue 775.21, this is a mandatory notification of the changing of address of a registered sexual predator in Levy County.   Raymond Eli Wortham was convicted in 2006 for sexual battery on a child in Duval County.  Wortham was living in Jacksonville and now he is living at the below address in Levy County.  For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, please visit www.flde.state.fl.us and go to the sexual data base.   Sexual Predator:   Raymond Eli Wortham 11631 NE 105th Ave Archer, Fl. W/M, 05/03/1974     ###  


Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218